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Lecture: “Embracing the ‘Killers’: The Origins of our Love Affair with Orcas.”

Jason Colby, University of Victoria,
Friday, June 8, 12:00 pm,
McKenzie Hall, Room 375.

Today, there is no more prominent symbol of the Pacific Northwest than the orca.  Yet just a few decades ago, killer whales were reviled and shot throughout the region.  Join historian Jason Colby for a provocative exploration of our transformed relationship with the ocean’s apex predator.  The author of Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator (Oxford, 2018), Colby will incorporate material from interviews, archives, and personal explorations along the Pacific Coast.